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Jacques Offenbach

French composer
(1814-80)




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Offenbach was a French composer, conductor and cellist, with a long career devoted mostly to writing popular music, especially operettas and opéras comiques. Offenbach operettas include: Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underword); La belle Hélène (Fair Helen); and La vie parisienne. Offenbach also wrote one grand opera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann).




Jacques Offenbach.


Jacques Offenbach in 1860s (image)

Jacques Offenbach in the 1860s.


Offenbach and his son, Auguste (image)

Offenbach and his only son Auguste, 1865.

Photograph from French newspaper, Le Figaro, 1865.


Offenbach caricature by Andre Gill (image)

A caricature of Jacques Offenbach.

Artist: André Gill (1840 -1885). Date: Unknown (but probably mid/late 19th century). A copy of this poster is in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Paris.





Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld playbill (image)

A playbill for a 19th century production of Offenbach's opera bouffe,
Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld).

Date: 1874. Artist: Jules Cheret (1836-1932).


Jacques Offenbach stamp - France, 1981 (image)

A drawing of Jacques Offenbach and his world, as depicted in a 1981 postage stamp from France.


Offenbach and Orpheus in the Underworld - Benin stamp, 1980 (image)

Jacques Offenbach and a production of his operetta, Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld), as depicted on a 1980 stamp from the People's Republic of Benin, commemorating the centenary anniversary of the death of Offenbach's death.


Orpheus and La Vie parisienne - Benin stamp, 1981 (image)

Offenbach and a production of his operetta, La Vie parisienne (Parisian Life), as depicted on a 1980 stamp from the People's Republic of Benin, commemorating the centenary anniversary of the death of Offenbach's death.





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Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of Jacques Offenbach, his music, activities, friends and family, and the various places where the composer lived and wrote.


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